Took alot of you guys advice and went to get the Makita 9.6.
Sure enough found it at Home Depot 89.95 but couldnt find anyone to tell me if they had the spare batteries and for what price. It was marked down from 119.95 in Texas.
Also needed a rubber plug to put in my fresh water opening since my locking door is missing key. Was surprised that HD didnt have a specialty hardware section. I knew Lowes did so I went two doors down and found the cork/plug. While in Lowes just happened to see a close-out table. Under it were 2 of the Makitas 6095DWBE (30th Anniversary Model).
Marked down to 109.00 closeout! No sign of what they had been before. Two days ago I had gone in this Lowes and looked for this very model. None on the displays and asking a "clerk" I was told no 3/8th drills except Black & Decker.
I did this time go and find their batteries and the NI-Cads were 33.00 each, the hi-capacity charger(#DC1411) was 43.00.
The Makita deal comes with that charger and 2 NickleMetal Hydrite batteries. Some fellow asked if I needed help and I told him that HD had the same Makita set for 89.00. He said he would have to call HD but that he will beat their price by 10%.
He called and I bought both drill sets for 79.00 each.
Sure hope you guys know your stuff.
Actually I hope the Anniversary model isn't some lesser made item.
Also do any of yall know whether the Ni-MH batteries are a step up or a step down from the NI-Cads.??
The charger says it will handle either.
Lowes did not have the individual Ni-MH's so I couldn't compare prices.
Many thanks to all responders.
Oh BTW here is an "interesting" web page if you own the Makita 6095 Drill.